Tuesday, April 16, 2024

If You Can’t Do It For Yourself, Get Fit For Everyone Else.

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(ThySistas.comWhen it comes to getting fit, most of us focus on doing it for ourselves. And, that makes total sense when you consider that these bodies belong to us alone. No matter what way you look at it, no one else can invest as much in your health as you can. You’re the one who will suffer from ill health, or lack of physical ability. But, there is a small issue with this ‘in it for me’ attitude. Most of us aren’t very kind to ourselves. We pile self-doubt onto our plates in a way we never would for anyone else. And, we don’t consider our health an important enough drive to actually stay fit and healthy.

When you bear that in mind, it’s no wonder so many of us fail to get on top here. We just don’t value our well being enough to put in the work necessary. If this sounds all too familiar to you, it may pay to reassess your priorities here. Those who do what they can to help others, for example, many benefit from looking outwards for fitness motivation. While it’s still true your health impacts you the most, lousy health could also stop you from helping others in various ways. So, if you can’t do it for yourself, consider the following reasons to get fit for other people.

So that you can raise money for charity

More and more people are now opting to raise money for charity through sporting events. Whether they run a marathon or swim a set number of lengths; these are fantastic ways to give back to a good cause. And, guess what? This won’t be an option for you unless you take care of your fitness first. Lengthy sporting events require a whole load of training and hard work. Many event holders also list eligibility requirements. These ensure everyone taking part is physically capable. As such, you may not even gain admittance without getting on top of your fitness levels first. Even if you manage that, though, the money you raise is only relevant on completion of the challenge. If you pass out mid-way through or are unable to continue, your charity gets nothing, and your efforts go to waste. So, if you can’t keep up with an exercise schedule for yourself, think of the charities you could help by focusing your efforts.

There are a whole host of donation options out there nowadays. There’s always a need for organ donors who can save lives by donating major organs. But, guess what? This is off the cards for you if you don’t take care of yourself. Being overweight, for example, can put undue stress on your heart and leave it unfit for donation. Equally, smoking or drinking too much can cause so much damage that your organs can’t help anyone.

And, the donation possibilities don’t end there, either. Even if you aren’t comfortable committing your organs, you could always opt to give blood. By doing this every few months, you can also save a whole load of lives by stocking blood banks. But, as can be seen from the list of requirements on www.bloodcenters.org, health levels come into play here, too. To ensure your blood can be used, you need to be a healthy weight and have general good health. If you get ill a lot because you don’t look after yourself, there’s no way you could sign up for this.

As if that weren’t enough, it’s also worth noting that egg donation is an option if you look after yourself. By donating your eggs to companies like www.conceiveabilities.com, you can enable couples to have kids of their own. But, guess what? Your body needs to be in top shape for this to be an option. Otherwise, there’s just no guarantee that the treatment will work. So, what’s the moral of the donation story? Look after yourself so that you can look after others!

So you can be there for your kids

Speaking of looking after yourself to look after others, mothers have another pressing reason to stay healthy. When you have children, you have a whole load of new responsibility. Aside from keeping your kids healthy, you should use this as motivation to take care of yourself. After all, for them to be truly happy, they need you in their lives as long as possible. And, that isn’t going to happen if you don’t finally get on top of looking after yourself.

Staff Writer; Shelia Ford

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